Social Entrepreneur Training

Our joint initiative with some of the nation’s top HBCUs provide you with knowledge of specific problem-solving frameworks, connections to the social impact field, and a pathway to a purpose-driven career.

Students should:

  • Be enrolled or affiliated with partner institutions
  • Demonstrate an interest in connecting a deeply felt purpose to a future career
  • Be committed to strengthening leadership skills with the goal of creating an equitable and sustainable world


The social entrepreneur training program at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) focuses on developing students' leadership and understanding of the tenets of social innovation, all while sparking their ideas for change and fueling their commitment to impact.

Social Innovation Leadership Workshops

Learn about the basic pillars of social innovation—how to hone in on a specific social problem and leverage your passion and skills to tackle it head-on.

Speaker and Discussion Series

Hear from some of the leading voices within the social impact sector—including successful social entrepreneurs, funders, and professors.

Deep-dive Master Course

Put your skills into action by developing a ready-to-launch organization or business plan to address a social challenge.

Direct Internship Experience

Get hands-on experience in social innovation by interning directly with Echoing Green social entrepreneurs.

Upcoming Programs

2019-2020 Solutionist Partners

All partners will select a faculty or staff member as a Solutionist Accelerator Ambassador. Echoing Green provides ambassador trainings to support partners with the tools they need to support students.

  • Morehouse College  
  • Spelman College
  • Clark Atlanta University
  • North Carolina A&T University
  • Bennett College
  • Morgan State University

Why HBCUs?

To build a more diverse talent pipeline for social impact, Echoing Green is working in partnership with some of the nation’s top HBCUs to provide hands-on training and learning opportunities for students committed to creating an equitable and sustainable world.

With a rich history of civil rights work on campus, civic engagement remains central to the cultural fabric of HBCUs. It serves as reminder that these institutions have and will continue to produce the next generation of leaders who will engage in social change movements that impact society.


As our program grows, we are committed to working with future partners who are dedicated to supporting a diverse pool of social impact leaders.

Echoing Green is working to pilot social entrepreneur trainings with our 2019–2020 partners and share our learning along the way. Want to connect with us and learn more?

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